PETRONAS is pleased to announce a new gas discovery through its Kanowit-1 exploration well in Block SK306 offshore Sarawak. The well is about 180 kilometres northwest of Bintulu in a water depth of 80 metres. It was spudded on 25 October 2005 and reached a final depth of 2,029 metres below sea level.The Kanowit-1 well, drilled by semi-submersible rig Naga-1, encountered a very significant gas accumulation in a Miocene limestone reservoir.
PETRONAS conducted two production tests, which resulted in a cumulative flow rate of 72 million standard cubic feet of gas per day and 3,400 barrels of condensate per day, with 5% to 10% carbon dioxide. PETRONAS believes this pinnacle reef has potential for development.
Other gas fields in the vicinity of the Kanowit discovery are Kumang, F28 and the gas producing F6.
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